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Safe Arrival
I have made it to Cleveland. I ended up having to drive myself, largely due to the fact that I didn't wake up again until 2pm. The team planned on leaving at 3pm, and I wasn't fully packed or even dressed. Oh well; it meant I could travel at my own pace, and I didn't have to make small talk with anyone.

I told my sister that I was leaving, and she said, "Do you need me to take care of anything for you? Want me to look in on your cats? ...or your treadmill?"

I laughed at her. "My cats will be fine; it's only two days. But you're welcome to stop by and play with the new treadmill if you'd like."

Myself, I didn't manage to use my treadmill today, and I canceled my normal lunchtime ice skating lesson. But I got tons of sleep, which I suspect is more important. It was a pretty good drive, all things considered. I took plenty of Sudafed, Advil, and Cold-Ease, then hit the road around 4:30. I made excellent time, not even bothering to stop until I was across the street from my hotel at 7:30. Not bad, not bad at all!

I picked up some soup and a half sandwich from Panera Bread, and now only seven hours later I'm snuggled into a different bed in a different state. That seems a little weird, though I can't exactly say why.

I was going to use my empty evening to write Christmas cards. Well, New Year's cards, since I've already missed Christmas. I've been quite behind this year. Unfortunately, I seem to have forgotten them. What's particularly annoying about this is that I clearly remember carrying them out of my house. It was quite a challenge too, because I was juggling my suitcase, laptop, a bag with music in it, a diet coke, plus the box of cards. (Poor consolidation, I must admit.) But I definitely could not find them in my car upon arrival. I suspect this means that the box is sitting in my garage at home, next to where my car used to be. Darn it!

My goal tonight is to get lots more sleep. Hopefully I'll succeed in that, and by tomorrow I'll feel mostly human again! That'll be good, because it will be a long day of meetings and release-planning.

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encorecrazay From: encorecrazay Date: January 10th, 2006 03:39 am (UTC) (Link)
Well, you can think of all the wonderful things you'll write to everyone who is receiving your New Year's cards while you're in Cleveland, then do them when you get home, all you have to is write out what you've already thought about. I think I'll just do New Year's cards/letters next year. more a French tradition (I did get one, ok, an email, from my first French teacher).
devnul From: devnul Date: January 10th, 2006 04:06 am (UTC) (Link)
only seven hours later I'm snuggled into a different bed in a different state. That seems a little weird

I can drive 45 minutes and be in any of three different states. 90 minutes and I'm two states away. And my 2002 Christmas cards are still sitting here waiting to be sent.
retepsnave From: retepsnave Date: January 10th, 2006 02:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
road trip when you feel lousy is a bummer.
glad you arrived straight into bed!

carful of 'operating heavy equipment (or conferences) while under the influance' of too many cold medications!
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